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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Accademia dei Gelati (Bologna, Italy); Capponi, Giovan Battista, 1620-1675; Zani, Valerio, conte, d. 1696; Barberini, Francesco, 1597-1679, dedicatee; Otteren, Leonardus Henricus van, engraver; Tinti, Lorenzo, d. 1672, engraver; Carracci, Agostino, 1557-1602, ill; Mitelli, Giuseppe Maria, 1634-1718, ill; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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Added t.p., engr.: Memorie ritratti ed imprese de SSri. Accadem. Gelati di Bologna.
Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Italian...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631; Sánchez de las Brozas, Francisco, 1523-1601.; Thuilius, Joannes, d. 1630.; Morel, Fédéric, ca. 1552-1630. Corollaria et monita.; Frambotto, Paolo, printer.; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner.; De Toma, Giacomo, former owner.; Armenise, Raffaele, 1852-1925.
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"211 woodcuts of emblems from the same blocks as from the Paduan 1618 edition- now within borders, and one new "offensive" emblem, i.e. no. lxxx"--cf. Landwehr.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Italy --17th century., Emblem books --Italy...
83 engraved emblems; engr. allegorical frontispiece
Topics: Meteorology --Early works to 1800., Astrology --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650; Tollenaer, Jean de, 1582-1643, attributed name; Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665.
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Signatures: * A-4X
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits --Belgium., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Belgium --17th...
Advertisement on p.[192] for The Christian’s dictionary ... by the Rev. John Fleetwood (published 1775).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800, Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Horapollo; Cousin, Jehan, ca. 1522-ca. 1593, ill; Du Pré, Galliot, d. 1561, printer; Ruelle, Jean, d. 1571, printer
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Title within illustrated border; headpiece; initials
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --France --16th century., Emblem books...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647; Moretus, Balthasar, 1574-1641, printer.
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Engraved t.p. by C. Galle, after Rubens; title within pictorial borders.
Topics: Carafa family --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Belgium...
Acquired: 16 July 1968 (Beyers).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --17th century., Emblems, Latin --Germany...
Includes index
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --France --18th century., Emblem books, French...
The etched emblems appear within elaborate borders of strapwork, architectural elements, figures, masks, swags, fruit, etc. They include Latin mottos. Dolce’s explanatory verses appear on the leaf following each emblem. These are printed letterpress, within one of two woodcut borders, and are numbered 1-52 at the upper right (mistakes, omissions). Plates [38] and [45] each contain two emblems.
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Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Italian...
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by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650, engraver.; Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640, artist.
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Title-page engraved by Corn. Galle after Rubens.
Topics: Carafa family --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Belgium...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, Q9
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Unnumbered leaves printed on both sides of the page; numbered leaves printed on one recto only
Topics: Carmelites, Spiritual life --Catholic Church., Christian life --Catholic authors., Emblems --Early...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Taurellus, Nicolaus, 1547-1606; Lochner, Christoph, fl. 1588-1614, printer; Lochner, Christoph, fl. 1588-1614, printer.
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Signatures: a-c (b signed b, c blank), A-P.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --17th century., Emblem books, Latin...
Vol. [1]: [30], 288, 239-274 [i.e. 324] p., [34] leaves of plates
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --18th century., Spiritual life...
Added t.-p in Latin: Mira Satis, ac sine omni Peccato Mariae sanctissima conceptio ..
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint --Poetry., Emblems --Early works to 1800.,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bornitz, Jakob, ca. 1560-1625.; Meerfeldt, Nicolaus, engraver.; Bourgeat, Ludwig, d. 1714, printer.
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, B27.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Symbolism --Early works to 1800., Allegories --Early works to...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Le Moyne, Pierre, 1602-1671; Cramoisy, Sébastien, 1585-1669, printer.; Mabre-Cramoisy, Sébastien, printer.
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"122 copperplates of devices and 36 other devices without figure." -M. Praz, Studies in seventeenth-century imagery, 1947, v. 2, p. 97
Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, French...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Zetl, Paul, 1679-1740; Hilpert, Joannes Jacobus.; Wolfle, Andrea.; Krauss, Johann Ulrich, 1645-1719, engraver.
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Engraved added t.p. signed Joann. Ulrich Kraus.; Backer-Sommervogel attributes all of the engravings to Krauss.
Topics: Kostka, Stanislas, Saint, 1550-1568, Christian saints --Poland --Biography., Emblems --Early works...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590; Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590.; Wierix, Jan, 16th cent.
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Facing pages bear duplicate numbering, 1-25.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Wealth --Moral and ethical aspects --Early works to 1800., Emblem...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Marquale, Giovanni; Eskrich, Pierre, ca. 1530-ca. 1590, engraver.; Vingle, Pierre de.; Salomon, Bernard, ca. 1506-ca. 1561, ill.; Rouillé, Guillaume, 1518?-1589, printer.; Balestrini, Alessandro, 1593-1660, former owner.
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Translation of Alciati’s Emblemata, first published Augsburg : Heynrich Steyner, 1531. Italian text by Giovanni Marquale.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Italian --France --16th century., Emblem books...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Hesman, Gerrit, 1661-ca1715; Bruin, Claes, 1671-1732
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With 65 engraved emblems, after Otto Vaenius' Amorum emblemata
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblems, Dutch --Netherlands --18th century., Emblem books...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bourgogne, Antoine de, 1593 or 4-1657; Gheshier, Petrus.; Diepenbeeck, Abraham van, 1596-1675.; Merlen, Theodor van, 1600-1659.; Loemans, Arnold, fl. 1632-1656.; Pauli, Andries, 1600-1639.; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus.
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Engraved illustrated t.p. by Theodor van Merlen after Abraham van Diepenbeeck. Engraving by A. Loemans on p. [3] depicting arms of Iudocus Bouckaert, Bishop of Ypre, to whom the work is dedicated. Fifty emblematic engravings by Andries Pauli after van Diepenbeeck. Tail-piece, initials.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --17th century., Emblem books...
Thirty-six emblematic engravings, the first signed by Michael Wening after C.A. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials
Topics: Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, 1636-1679 --Death and burial., Emblems --Early works to 1800.,...
Front. signed: Casp. Amort delin.; Bartholome Kilian sculp
Topics: Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, 1662-1726 --Birth., Nobility --Germany --Bavaria...
Title page printed in red and black
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem Books --Germany --18th century., Emblem Books, German...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663; Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644, attributed name; Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648. Schola cordis. Adaptations
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Page numbers corresponding to the location of the last 5 odes in the list of contents wrongly indicated
Topics: Emblems, Early works to 1800, Emblem books --England --18th century., Emblem books, English...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bruin, Claas, 1671-1731; Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata. Dutch.; Schijnvoet, Jacobus, fl. 1704-1733.
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Signatures: *⁴ A-H⁸.
Topics: Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books,...
Translation of: Lo specchio che non inganna
Topics: Devotional exercises, Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --18th century, Emblem books --Belgium --18th...
A Latin drama and festival pageant for Johann Theodor, Prince Elector of the Palatinate and Bavaria
Topics: Johann Theodor, Prince, Bishop of Liège, Cardinal, 1703-1763, Emblems --Early works to 1800,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Spinniker, Adriaan, 1676-1754
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Copy 1 bound with: Sinniker, Adriaan. Vervolg der leerzamme zinnebeelden. Te Haarlem: By Jan Bosch, 1758.
Topics: Moral education --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch...
Page numbers 144, 145 repeated
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --France --17th century., Ethics --Early...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Dedicatory epistle signed Jacobus Caterus
Topics: Emblem books, Latin, Emblem books, Latin --Belgium --17th century., Emblem books --Belgium --17th...